Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 3/22/15 Ex-Islip comptroller up for appointment as Suffolk Water CFO The Democratic-controlled Suffolk County Water Authority board will vote tomorrow on naming as its top
Spin Cycle 3/22/15 Borrowings shape Suffolk's pension system pay-ins If Suffolk were paying its state pension bills on time, the county this year would
Spin Cycle 3/15/15 New SCCC measure could avoid automatic ousters In the wake of a controversy last year, Suffolk County Community College trustees this week
Rick Brand 3/14/15 Brand: Contentious elections for Suffolk's largest union Dan Farrell, president of Suffolk's largest county union, is so embattled that he is facing
Spin Cycle 3/8/15 Pat Halpin due to register with Suffolk as lobbyist on sparkler bill Suffolk’s former Democratic County Executive Patrick Halpin, who has already met with  county legislature Presiding
Spin Cycle 3/8/15 SCCC to get Bergre Escorbores on board Bergre Escorbores, who served as Suffolk Legis. Monica Martinez’s campaign treasurer, has been named as